Great white shark bite mark sparks fears prehistoric monster Megalodon has returned

A diver spotted a great white shark swimming off Isla Guadalupe, Mexico, and it had a terrible bite mark on its side – which sparked speculation that it might have come from a megalodon

A huge, inexplicable bite mark was found in a great white shark (

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There are concerns that the prehistoric monster Megalodon is back after huge bite marks were depicted on the side of a great white shark.

Diver Jalil Najafov, 40, saw the 15-foot shark with the massive bite mark swimming off Isla Guadalupe in Mexico – and the huge wound has since sparked a debate about what attacked it.

Experts argued why another shark would have bitten its own species so hard while social media users had a different, much more terrible idea, the reports Day star.

Jalil’s Instagram post has sparked speculation that it might have come from a megalodon, an ancient species of shark believed to be one of the largest and most powerful predators to have ever lived.

The bite mark was huge and terrifying
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Jalil said, “I was really surprised because I’ve never seen anything like this in my life.”

The most common fossils archaeologists have found are the prehistoric creature’s teeth, which are larger than any shark teeth they have ever seen.

This implies that the megalodon today is much larger than any shark. Express.de reported.

To understand the origins of the bite, Mr. Najafov asked Dr. Tristan Guttridge for his opinion.

Experts discussed what could have caused the bite
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Dr. Guttridge, who runs the nonprofit Marine Saving the Blue, said, “I would probably rule out mating based on location as the wound looks like it has healed a bit and while mating scars can be uncomfortable, they’re more superficial.

“The shape probably indicates a bite from another shark to me – seems a bit extreme for defense, but it’s a big shark itself, so prey from another shark.”

Another researcher, Michael Domeier, said, “I am confident that this is competitive aggression.

Jalil said he had never seen anything like it in his life
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“I keep hearing people (colleagues) describe this as territorial aggression, but these highly migratory sharks have no traditional territory.

“But they do not tolerate conspecifics, except on the rare occasion when there appears to be a social bond between certain individuals (documented in South Australia).

“This scar will heal to the point where it’s not a good distinguishing mark.”

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